Paige B. Clark

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the utility of F-FDG-PET in predicting response to concomitant chemoradiation in locally-advanced esophageal cancer. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Approximately 25% of esophageal cancer patients experience a pathologic complete response (pCR) to preoperative chemoradiation therapy. Computed tomography, endoscopy, and endoscopic ultrasound(More)
OBJECTIVES With the increasing application of F-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission imaging, there has been an evolving appreciation for the range of normal variants and the realization that false-positives can lead to serious consequences. RESULTS One of the most common causes of a false-positive study is the uptake of FDG in areas of(More)
Parathyroid carcinoma is a rare malignancy with a wide range of aggressiveness. There is no current staging system. Our primary aim was to review the presentation, diagnosis, surgical treatment, and outcomes of patients, with the goal of assessing the incidence of death related to parathyroid carcinoma. The authors present a retrospective chart review on(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine myocardial infarct (MI) size during cardiovascular magnetic resonance at 1.5 Tesla using 0.1 mmol/kg body weight of gadobenate dimeglumine (Gd-BOPTA) and 0.2 mmol/kg body weight of gadopentetate dimeglumine (Gd-DTPA). METHODS Twenty participants (16 men, 4 women), aged 58 +/- 12 years, with a prior chronic MI were imaged in a(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to assess the utility of dobutamine cardiovascular magnetic resonance (DCMR) results for predicting cardiac events in individuals with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). BACKGROUND It is unknown whether DCMR results identify a poor cardiac prognosis when the resting LVEF is moderately to severely(More)
BACKGROUND Evaluation of newly diagnosed patients with melanoma for metastasis is requisite to treatment planning. The reported diagnostic yield of whole-body conventional radiological imaging in initial staging of patients with melanoma is low. However, the diagnostic yield of positron emission tomography (PET) for distant metastases is unclear. (More)
OBJECTIVE To report experience of a broad multimodality approach to the treatment of calculi in children using extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), ureteroscopy/laser lithotripsy, lithoclast and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). PATIENTS AND METHODS The treatment and outcome were reviewed in 43 children managed by a range of minimally invasive(More)
PURPOSE Approximately 5 to 10% of parathyroid adenomas are located within the thin, fibrous capsule of the thyroid gland. These subcapsular adenomas can complicate minimally invasive parathyroidectomy. The small incision used in this procedure limits the view of the surgical bed. Palpation is less sensitive when the adenoma is covered by the thyroid(More)